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Dallas Stars at Calgary Flames

Friday January 21

8:00 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: KTCK

About the Stars

The Stars set a franchise record with their eighth straight road win as they won 4-2 at Edmonton Thursday night. Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves and Jamie Benn, Mike Ribeiro, James Neal and Adam Burish all scored goals.

“We'll take this win,” said Ribeiro. "We didn't play as well as we were hoping. They're a fast and quick team. But we stuck with it and kept pushing."

The Stars have won five straight overall and have points in eight straight games (7-0-1).

Injuries: D Matt Niskanen (hand) is day-to-day. F Toby Petersen (leg) is out.

About the Flames

The Flames are coming off a 6-0 loss to Minnesota in Calgary Wednesday night. The loss followed a four-game road trip that saw the Flames go 2-0-2.

“It was one of those games we never had our 'A' game here tonight, bottom line,” Calgary coach Brent Sutter said. “They did take advantage of the opportunities they had. I didn't think we were very good defensively. We gave up several quality chances in our own zone and on the rush.”

The Flames are now 6-3-3 over their last 12 games.

Injuries: C Mikael Backlund (leg) is probable. D Steve Staios (upper body), LW Raitis Ivanans (concussion), C Daymond Langkow (neck) and RW Tom Kostopoulos (suspension) are out.

Series Notes

*The second of four meetings between the two teams.

*The Stars are 0-0-1 in the season series and the Flames are 1-0-0.

*Thursday December 23 | at Dallas | Calgary 3, Dallas 2 (SO)

Statistical Tidbits

*The Stars have 14 road wins this season, equaling their total for all of last season.

*The Stars have allowed 12 goals in their last eight games (1.50 per game).

*The Flames have allowed five or more goals in four of their last eight games.

*The Stars are 14-14 on the penalty kill over their last five games.

* Calgary is 0-9 on the power play over the last three games.

*The Stars are 7-13 on the power play in their last three games.

*Stars center Mike Ribeiro has points in ten straight games (4 goals, 8 assists).

*Stars forward Jamie Benn has points in five straight games (4 goals, 4 assists).

*Stars left wing James Neal has six goals in the last eight games.

Statistical matchup

Statistical matchup between the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames